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$115 / night
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Shalini Villa – Home 3820731 Villa

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child Friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

This luxurious, comfortable, spacious modern villa, designed by a student of the famous architect Geoffrey Bawa is set in a secluded lush tropical garden with a private swimming pool in a quiet residential area in the village of Unawatuna. The villa has been designed with "keeping cool" in mind in this hot climate. The high ceilings and many french doors from all rooms ensure a constant cooling air flow throughout the villa.

The villa is tastefully decorated with a mix of Sri Lankan antiques and modern furniture. All bedrooms are en-suite with hot water showers, have comfortable beds with mosquito nets and good quality bed linen. There are 2 bedrooms with double beds and one bedroom with two single beds. All rooms have Air Conditioning and fans. There is also a cot and highchair available.

Being one of the most biodiverse countries in the world the garden contains amazing palm, mango, papaya, araliya, avacado trees and boasts many different types of heliconias. The garden is frequently visited by interesting wildlife such as monkeys, different types of lizards, squirrels and many species of birds such as parakeets, paradise flycatchers, humming birds, kingfishers and the odd peacock.

The villa is approximately 3 minutes walk from the beautiful beach of Unawatuna which is safe for swimming or a 5 minute tuk tuk ride away from the quiet beaches of Dalawella and Talpe. Check with the locals to see where it is safe to swim at these beaches.

A significant place of interest nearby includes the UNESCO World Heritage site of Galle which is 4km away from Shalini Villa. If you wish to go further afield (45 mins drive via new highway) and are a garden lover you may enjoy visiting Geoffrey Bawa's house and garden "Lunuganga" or his brother's house and garden - "Brief Garden".

Other enjoyable things you may like to do are body surfing or whale/dolphin watching at Mirissa beach, releasing a baby turtle into the indian ocean from the turtle farm at Habaraduwa, surfing, snorkelling or shipwreck diving in the aqua marine waters of Unawatuna, taking a catamaran trip on the scenic lakes at Koggala and visiting Cinnamon island, visiting nearby buddhist temples, taking a yoga class or relaxing massage in Unawatuna, hiring a bicycle and cycling inland amongst the paddy fields admiring the gorgeous views or you may just want to relax in the peaceful and tranquil surroundings of the villa.

There is a chef at the Villa to cook your meals for you if you wish for a small fee. Just buy all the ingredients. Or if you want to cook yourselves the Villa has a fully equipped modern kitchen. Alternatively you could try the many restaurants in Unawatuna, Dellawella, Talpe or Galle. There is a housekeeper at the Villa that comes daily and takes care of cleaning and gardening. Babysitting can be arranged if needed.

The villa can be rented as a small yoga retreat venue. It is fully equiped with yoga mats, bolsters, blocks, bricks and belts.

We can arrange airport transfers and also recommend a travel agent if you would like to go on a tour of Sri Lanka.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Twin beds
  • 3 Full baths

Amenities

  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Safe
  • Staffed property
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
Please contact the owner

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

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About the owner

Geeth W.
Calendar last updated:
21 Jul 2020
Years listed:
10
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

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Reviews

Excellent
130 reviews

Excellent
128
Very Good
2
Average
0
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“Beautiful villa”

Reviewed 23 May 2019

Shalini Villa is a beautiful property and a very well thought-out space. Outdoor ceiling fans mean you can sit outside day and night and keep cool and not be bitten by mosquitos. The rooms are lovely … More

“Fabulous”

Reviewed 23 Jan 2019

Our family of four including 2 teenage children stayed at this villa for 4 nights and it was absolutely perfect. Plenty of space for everyone and peace and quiet but only a few minutes walk to the bea… More

“Christmas at Unawatuna 2018”

Reviewed 11 Jan 2019

Amazing Villa. Very Cool inside. Tastefully furnished and very well equipped. So well looked after and maintained. Stayed over Christmas with my 2 teenage boys. 13 yrs and 15yrs. Alison the owner very… More

“An Oasis of Calm”

Reviewed 20 Aug 2018

Shalini Villa is an ideal location, away from the busy road with every amenity you would require. The staff are so helpful and friendly. The pool is perfect and so safe for kids. The rooms are comfort… More

“Super lovely villa”

Reviewed 21 Jul 2018

This has been my second stay at Shalini Villa. It’s such a little gem just moments from the beach and I highly recommend it to anyone. The house is stylish and comfortable and the garden is rea… More

“Gorgeous villa and great food”

Reviewed 25 Mar 2018

I stayed here for a week in March for a yoga retreat, it was absolutely fantastic. The villa is lovely - huge, nicely furnished bedrooms and bathrooms, a large lounge (perfect for yoga!) and a lovely… More

“Amazing.”

Reviewed 23 Feb 2018

The location of Shalini villa is great, it`s just a few minutes from the beach and some great restaurants. The owner (Alison) and housekeeper (Kamindika) were absolutely amazing throughout the whole p… More

“Pure relaxation!”

Reviewed 12 Jan 2018

My husband and I spent 3 wonderful nights at Shalini villa. We had a really lovely time. It's a very spacious, private, well resourced and very relaxing villa. Other reviews have already mentione… More

“Perfect for relaxing”

Reviewed 5 Jan 2018

Stayed with two teenage kids, my wife and in-laws. The villa was a fantastic size (4 x double bedrooms) with a great open plan living/kitchen area opening out to the garden and pool area. When we arri… More

“Amazing Stay!”

Reviewed 3 Jan 2018

We are lucky enough to have just returned from a 12 night stay over Christmas & New Year at this beautiful villa. We could not have asked for a more perfect place to stay. The photos of this stu… More

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FAQs

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In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How can I withdraw my booking request?

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Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Geeth (the owner) a message.

If Geeth (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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